Heat Out for Revenge as they Host Manitoba Tonight at 7PM
Arena: Stockton Arena
Date: November 8, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m. PST (6:00 p.m. doors)
Broadcast: AHL Live, Spreaker and iHeartRadio at 6:45 p.m. PST and in Calgary on Sportsnet 960 The Fan at 8:00 p.m. MT
LEADING SCORER: STOCKTON: LW Andrew Mangiapane (10GP 6-10-16)
MANITOBA: F Buddy Robinson(12GP 5-6-11), Jack Roslovic (12GP 5-6-11), Mike Sgarbossa (12GP, 4-7-11)
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Get Fired Up as the Heat look to avenge last Friday’s loss to the Manitoba Moose by hosting them for the final time this season. Stockton bounced back and earned the 1-0 shutout win over Texas while the Moose have won back-to-back games over the Heat and then the Condors on Saturday in overtime 2-1.
Fans can head to the Delta Bistro inside the University Plaza Waterfront Hotel for a Buy One Heat Pregame Buffet and get the second half off! The buffet starts 2 hours before every home game (so 4:00 p.m. tonight) and ends at game time.
The price varies, depending on what is being served as menu items are changed regularly. Reservations are not required, but can be made by calling the Delta Bistro at 209.323.3131.
If you miss the buffet, fans can purchase $.50 wings and $4 bottomless popcorn at tonight’s game inside Stockton Arena!
LAST TIME VS. MANITOBA
Patrice Cormier and Sami Niku scored power-play goals in the first and second periods respectively before Andrew Mangiapane scored his 6th goal of the season, tipping in a Brett Findlay shot from the far boards past Eric Comrie. However, Comrie was sparkling the rest of the way, including stopping 22 Heat shots in the third period while both Jack Roslovic and Mason Appleton scored to give the Moose the 4-1 win over the Heat.
The Heat are 10-8-0 all-time vs. Central Division teams including a 1-1-0-0 record this season.
WHO TO WATCH
Last weekend was all about defense as the Heat scored just two goals through the weekend, and while they surrendered four goals, all to the Moose on Friday night, the surrendered just one five-on-five goal, not counting the empty netter at the end of the game.
So tonight, we think it’s going to be another defensive battle and could be another battle between these two teams putting more emphasis on the defending, which is why tonight we want to look at Oliver Kylington for the Stockton Heat.
Years ago at 18-years-old, Kylington found himself out on the ice in more key offensive situations but you’re seeing that shift to Kylington being on the ice for also key defensive situations as well, showing a lot of maturity and growth in his all-around game even though he’s still under 21!
That being said, Kylington is still and offensive dynamo, tied 10th among AHL defenders with 7 points this season; and with the team’s leading point getter from the blueline, Rasmus Andersson called up to the NHL, Kylington may be seeing a little more ice time on the power play and in key offensive situations.
Look for the defender to be an integral part of tonight’s matchup against the Moose.
MANGIAPANE LOOKING TO START NEW STREAK TONIGHT
For the first time this season, Andrew Mangiapane was held pointless on Saturday against Texas, snapping what was an AHL long 10-game point streak that saw the winger record 6 goals and 10 assists for 16 points.
He did tie Mark Jankowski’s team long 10-game point streak established last season (5-7-12) from 3/12 to 4/5. Mangiapane was also named the CCM/AHL Player of the Month, joining Derek Grant (January 2016) and Jankowski (Rookie of the Month in March 2016) to be recognized by the AHL for a monthly award.
HEAT RECORD THIRD TEAM SHUTOUT IN LAST GAME OUT
The Heat shutout the Stars and now lead the league with 3 shutout victories on the year.
Last year, the Heat recorded six shutouts all season and didn’t record their third shutout until December 3, 2016. David Rittich, who has recorded two of those shutout wins this season, is tied with Garret Sparks (TOR) and Jean-Francois Berube (RFD) for the league lead in shutouts this season.
Rittich also ranks sixth in the AHL with a 2.00 GAA and tied-third in the AHL with a .937 SV%.
CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?
Garnet Hathaway has now suited up in 206 pro games, all within the Calgary Flames organization. He’s scored one NHL goal last year for the Flames on November 20, 2016 against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena and just scored his 42nd AHL goal on Saturday against Texas, but oddly enough, it was Hathaway’s first game winning goal of his pro career.
The Heat have scored a power-play goal in four-straight games, scoring 4 goals on their last 19 opportunities (21.1%). The Heat all-time record is nine-straight games with a power-play goal established last season from March 24 through April 12 which saw the team go 9 for 40 (22.5%)
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